the mayor said, rescue workers, don't endanger the lives of rescue workers. if i would have been outside, i would have been dead. >> reporter: he said police have talked to him and he told them the same story he told us. an upsetting story about a most tragic night. >> clearly, somebody's story is not accurate. either his or the mom's. i mean, is there any more to find out about this? are police looking into it? is it i guess, is that the end of it? >> well, it brings up an interesting point. there is a lot of outrage. the police officers, they don't go on camera in new york city. but off camera they told us, they're very upset. they're very emotional about finding these children's bodies. one police source told me angrily, this man should be charged criminally. now aside from the fact that he denies they came to his house, we wanted to consult our legal experts to find out if this could be a crime. and indeed, it apparently is not a crime not to help. whether it is ethical or moral is another question but it doesn't appear to be a crime.